The University of Central Florida History Department and Center for Humanities and Digital Research faculty, staff and students will share research and discoveries during “Bringing their Stories to Life: The Veterans Legacy Program at St. Augustine National Cemetery.”
The event will take place Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 10 a.m. and is free and open to the public. The event will commemorate the centennial of the US role in World War I through the stories of African American soldiers buried in St. Augustine and Floridians who fought and are buried in France. We will also highlight 19th Century Wars as part of an introduction to the history of the St. Augustine National Cemetery. An interactive demonstration will also take place, allowing community members the opportunity to explore biographies of veterans buried in national cemeteries.
Launched in 2016, the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program aims to memorialize veterans’ service to the nation. By partnering with academic communities of scholars and students to conduct research about the lives of veterans, the program is able to share their stories and service with younger students and the general public.
The National Cemetery Administration selected UCF as one of three schools awarded contracts as inaugural VLP partners in 2017. UCF is proud of its continued partnership with the NCA as it was awarded an additional contract in 2018. The History Department and the Center for Humanities and Digital Research are committed to doing publicly engaged research and this partnership builds on a number of ongoing and relevant research projects, including the UCF Community Veterans History Project and RICHES digital archive. To learn more information on the Veterans Legacy Program, visit https://vlp.cah.ucf.edu/about.php.
Location:St. Augustine National Cemetery: 104 Marine St, St Augustine, FL 32084 [ View Website ]